Nick McClure – Denver
Nick McClure is a project manager at RTI International, where he designs and implements internationally-focused biodiversity conservation and community development programs in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. He has 10 years of experience in community development both in the US and abroad. Nick believes that progress comes from supporting and empowering communities to be the central force in their own development. In pursuit of this ideal, he is a member of Denver’s Posner Center for International Development and is joining RTI’s Racial Justice and Equity group, seeking ways his organization and the development sector more broadly can ‘decolonize’ development - changing power dynamics to amplify the voices and agency of women, people of color, and other historically marginalized groups to make the development community more equitable and inclusive. Nick earned a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and a B.A. in International Relations from the George Washington University. He got his start in community development as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Rwanda from 2011-2013, and following graduate school, he was selected as a Fox International research fellow studying community-based natural resource management in rural South Africa. He has also volunteered tenant organizing and advocacy and taught English in refugee communities in his hometown of Tucson, Arizona. His hobbies include gardening, backpacking, experimenting with new recipes, and learning languages.